Tablets explained

12 February 2016

Thank you to parents who attended the Year 5 and 6 tablet information session earlier this week. For those who were unable to attend and who didn’t attend at the end of last year, please contact the Junior Years reception to make a time to meet with Mr Warren so that your daughter may take her device home.

One parent must attend the session before this can occur. Thank you for your support with this implementation process.

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Information Evening

5 February 2016

Junior Years parents are invited to the Parent Information Evening which is being held next week on Wednesday 10 February from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Assembly Hall.

Babysitting is available for children Kindy age and above (no babies, please). Please contact the Junior Years Office jurnioradmin@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone 07 4688 8837 by Monday 8 February if you require this service.

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Year 5 and New Year 6 Chromebook information Session

5 February 2016

This important information session is being held just before the Parent Information evening on Wednesday 10 February at 5.30pm in the Assembly Hall.  If you didn’t attend the meeting in November last year, would at least one parent from each family please try to attend. Children are not required, as we are running a separate session for them in class next week.

Girls are not permitted to take home the device until a parent has completed all documentation and attended an information session.

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Parent Helpers Induction

5 February 2016

Junior Years is holding a Parent Helper Induction on Thursday 18 February at 8:30am in the Junior Years Library. If you wish to help in classrooms or with other activities during the year would you please try to attend.

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Year 6 Sydney Canberra Trip

5 February 2016

A reminder to Year 6 parents that deposits for the Sydney and Canberra were due last week. If you have not returned your form and would like your daughter to attend, would you please do so by Monday 8 February at the latest. Final numbers must be confirmed and it is very difficult to add extra children later.

The trip departs on Sunday, 9 October and all information including registration forms are attached to the event in the Glennie online calendar. Please use your parent Gmail account to access the information.

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Become a Tuckshop Lady

29 January 2016

Junior Years Tuckshop needs your help! We are looking for more volunteers who might like to join our fantastic team and who may just meet the following criteria:

  • People who will laugh and have fun
  • People who don't necessarily have any experience but lots of enthusiasm
  • People who are friendly, kind and reliable
  • People keen to make new friendships that last for a long time
  • People who can spare one day per week or three to four days per term or a few hours during the week.

It's fun, it's easy and we and we usually find time for a fresh cuppa and chat.   Another added bonus: you get to see your daughters or granddaughters at play which is a wonderful treat.

Please contact Mrs Anthea Rowe, Tuckshop Convenor for more details and a chat.
Email junioryearstuckshop@glennie.qld.edu.au or call 0407 698 045

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Junior Years Reports

27 November 2015

The Junior Years teachers are currently completing the End of Semester reports. These will be issued to parents during the early part of December.

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Classes

27 November 2015

The organisation of Junior Years classes is a long process which involves many of the staff. This will be done over the next week when all information from class teachers and reports has been gathered and can be assessed. Your daughter will receive a letter later in December introducing her teacher for the 2016 school year.

The following teaching arrangements will apply to classes in 2016

  • Prep: Mrs Greig, Mrs Somerfield
  • Year 1: Mrs Griffiths Mrs Dawson
  • Year 2: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Stone
  • Year 3: Mrs Edwards/ Mrs Willmington, Mrs Henley
  • Year 4: Mrs Fuss, Mr Carter
  • Year 5e: Mr Griffiths, Mrs Kleidon
  • Year 6: Mr Broom, Miss Bullock
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‘Pitstop’ and Vacation Care

27 November 2015

Mrs Henare and her staff at Pitstop have created an exciting and fun-filled vacation care program.  The program will operate each day from Thursday 26 November, after the Junior Years Awards celebration, until Tuesday, 22 December 2015.  The service will then reopen on Monday 11 January 2016.  

As it is essential that bookings are made in advance, a booking form is attached. Please contact Mrs Henare, the Pitstop Co-ordinator on 0418 882 415 if you have any enquiries.

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Carols

20 November 2015

Our Junior Years services of Carols will be held at St Luke’s Church on Sunday. The Year K to 2 service commences at 3:30pm and Years 3 to 6 at 5:00pm. Children should wear their school uniform. We will have a grocery collection for charity. Please consider bringing a small donation if you are able. Thank you in anticipation.

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Awards Day practice

20 November 2015

Junior Years parents, please remember that your daughter needs to be dropped off at the Empire Theatre on Wednesday 25 November at 8:00am. The girls should wear their sports uniform that day.

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Final Assembly

20 November 2015

A reminder that Junior Years will have their final assembly on Monday, 23 November at 11.30am in the Assembly Hall. Parents are welcome to attend.

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Playgroup Christmas Party

13 November 2015

The Glennie Playgroup will be celebrating its Christmas Party on Thursday 19 November from 9:00am until 11:00am at Pitstop.

The event will include Christmas craft, activities and games. Please bring a plate to share for morning tea and wear your best Christmas outfit!

This event will mark the final playgroup for 2015. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their support and friendship during our first year and hope to see you all back in 2016.

Our first playgroup for 2016 will be Thursday 28 January 2016.

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BRAINways Summer Camp

13 November 2015

An opportunity for high ability students in January 2016

BRAINways Education is conducting a Summer Camp at USQ in January, for high ability students. If your daughter is interested in participating in a workshop, please click here for further details. BRAINways can also be contacted for further information.

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Making a change with change

13 November 2015

The girls in the Student Representative Council have decided that their final fundraiser for this year will be The Longest Coin Trail.

Each Junior Years class is challenged to collect as many small coins as possible and lay them end to end to see which class can create the longest trail.  Maybe they can beat the West twins’ world record that they set in 2010.

Details are:

  • In aid of Diabetes Type 1 
  • Tuesday, 17 November
  • Free Dress
  • $2 donation for wearing free dress

Extra small change would be appreciated for the girls to see how long a line they can make using 5, 10 and 20 cent coins.

Type 1 Diabetes has jelly babies as their symbol, so the class with the greatest number of coins, and the class raising the most money will receive jelly babies.

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Classes

13 November 2015

The organisation of class groups is a long and involved process involving many of the staff. However, we will endeavour to include class group notifications with the reports this year.

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Reports

13 November 2015

The Junior Years teachers are currently completing the End of Semester reports. These will be issued to parents during the early part of December.

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Break up sausage sizzle.

13 November 2015

On Tuesday, 24 November at 1:00pm, all Junior Years girls will be given lunch as part of the end of year break up celebrations. f your daughter requires a special diet, please ask her to talk with the Junior Years Office staff. The girls will still require morning tea on that day.

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Junior Years Final Assembly

13 November 2015

This year’s Final Assembly for Junior Years will be held on Monday 23 November at 11:45am in the Assembly Hall. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly. We will be reading the list of prize winners at this assembly and handing out awards that are not presented at Awards Morning.

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Junior Years Christmas gifts

13 November 2015

At a recent Years K to 6 Parent Representatives meeting, there was discussion and agreement regarding gift giving within classrooms. Whilst we do not wish to dampen any Christmas cheer, we are very conscious of costs to parents. This year we will run a Secret Santa within the classrooms and we are asking parents to provide one gift only up to the value of $10. This needs to be a gift suitable for any child in that classroom who may receive this during the Secret Santa time.

We are asking that your daughter not bring in cards only to her buddy or coaches/tutors/teachers. We would also ask that girls refrain from bringing in candy canes. We trust that these arrangements are met with your approval and we thank you, in anticipation, for your support.

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Year 6 Celebration and Service of Thanksgiving

13 November 2015

On Monday 16 November at 6:00pm, the girls in Year 6 will have their Celebration evening in the Assembly Hall with their parents. At this event, a Service of Thanksgiving conducted by the Assistant Chaplain, Reverend Penny Jones will take place. This will be followed by the presentation of certificates to the girls for completing their time at  Junior Years. We will be joined on this occasion by our Bishop of the Western Region, Bishop Cameron Venables.

This event is by invitation only. If you have not yet replied, please RSVP to the Junior Years Office so that catering can be organised.

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After School Dance Concert

13 November 2015

On Wednesday afternoon, the After School dance groups presented a concert for their parents and guests in the Assembly Hall. This was a wonderful occasion. I would like to thank Mme Mills and Mrs Rizqallah for all of their work.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

 

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Junior Years Carols Services

13 November 2015

A reminder of the earlier time for the K-2 Carols Service on Sunday 22 November. This year, this service will be held from 3:30pm to approximately 4.30pm. The service for Years 3 to 6 will be held from 5:00pm to approximately 6:00pm. Both services are at St Luke’s Church Herries Street.

Parking is available in the Annand Street car parks and along Herries and Ruthven Streets. All girls and boys are expected to attend this service and should be in school uniform. Hats are not required. Children who are not directly involved in the service will sit with their families.

We will be collecting groceries for charity again this year to give to needy families in Toowoomba and would appreciate any donations that you can make.

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Which of these Parent Types are you?

11 November 2015

There are three types of parents.

“There are those who walk in front of their kids; there are those who walk behind their kids; and those who walk beside their children.

It’s easy to pick each type because of how they act and what they typically say. Also there are times when a child needs more of one type of parent than another.”

Michael Grose of ParentingIdeas.com.au, has released an interesting article on the types of parenting styles he observes in his dealings with parents.  You can follow this parentingideas link to read this article.

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Kindergarten and Prep Places

30 October 2015

There are still a few places available in all of our groups at the Kindergarten and for our Prep in 2016. Please tell your friends to contact the Registrar for further details.

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